The greatest running back to ever play for the Dallas Cowboys (sorry Tony D.) is Emmitt Smith, and the poor guy just never got his due.
Smith is the National Football League’s all-time leading rusher, with eight Pro Bowl appearances and three Super bowl rings. His name is in the hallowed Ring of Honor at Jerry World, and his bust has been enshrined at the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 2010.
He’s even won Dancing with the Stars.
But somehow it’s not enough.
He needs more, dammit.
The Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance Co. will include Smith in the “Hometown Hall of Famers” program that was created in 2011 to honor the roots of great players (and, presumably, sell more insurance).
The program hosts special ceremonies and plaque dedications in local communities.
Smith’s will be held at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 24 at his oldest alma mater, Escambia High School in Pensacola, Fl.
“To be part of a program that brings the prestige and tradition of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to communities like Pensacola is an honor for Allstate, our agents and employees,” Allstate’s senior marketing vp Lisa Cochrane said in a press release.
I’ll always appreciate Smith’s rich role in Cowboys history, but I doubt I’ll head all the way to Pensacola for this event.
Maybe I’ll just buy some insurance from Allstate instead.
Nah, I’ll probably just root for DeMarco Murray and the Cowboys on Sunday.